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 Dictionary entry overview: What does endoscopy mean? 

  The noun ENDOSCOPY has 1 sense:

1. visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope

  Familiarity information: ENDOSCOPY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1endoscopy [BACK TO TOP]


Visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("endoscopy" is a kind of...):

examination; scrutiny (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "endoscopy"):

celioscopy (endoscopic examination of the abdomen through the abdominal wall)

colonoscopy (visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation)

culdoscopy (endoscopic examination of a woman's pelvic organs by the insertion of a culdoscope through the vagina)

gastroscopy (visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus)

hysteroscopy (visual examination of the uterus and uterine lining using an endoscope inserted through the vagina)

proctoscopy (visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope)

flexible sigmoidoscopy; sigmoidoscopy (visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps)

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